In 1989 Bruno Bouché left Champagne to discover new territory for fine fizz. He decided on the Languedoc’s high Limoux region, renowned for its bubbly. Made using the same grapes and methods as Champagne, this Crémant is creamy, rich and complex.
"Delicious new Crémant. Lovely creamy mousse with bright fruit from a Champagne family in Limoux"
Mark Hoddy Buyer for Southern France
You may have thought Champagne was the first French region to invent fine, bottle fermented fizz, but Languedoc’s Limoux producers claim it was them a good decade earlier. Limoux is brilliant at this style of wine. Its high altitude vineyards, with limestone soils, are cool enough to retain the required acidity, and the climate suits Champagne’s favoured varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It was for those reasons, plus the prohibitive price of land in Champagne, that made Bruno Bouché forsake the region where his father had been a grower and move south. This is a rich, complex fizz from the family domaine he runs with wife Bernadette and their three sons. It’s creamy and elegant with all the credentials. Perfect for any celebration.
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